Friday, March 10, 2006

Just Rewards

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Imagine for a moment, an awards show where there's no style reporter doing a red carpet analysis of what the nominees and presenters are wearing. Or, perhaps an awards show where the participants are brilliant artists who, at most times, are able to move about through restaurants and theaters in Manhattan and the rest of the world in total anonymity. Or, how about an awards event where professorial editors and family replace anxious agents and managers? Where all you'd see were sensible shoes and basic booze -- in place of Xanax, Vera Wang, and Botox, and acceptance speeches aren't words-for-hire but words that were actually penned by the winners -- themselves?

Well, come April 27, 2006 there will be such an event when the Grand Hyatt Hotel here in New York plays host to the Edgar Awards, where the world's greatest mystery and crime writers get the recognition they deserve, through an awards ceremony that was named after -- yes, that's right -- the legendary bard and literary critic himself, Mr. Edgar Allan Poe.

What's that, you ask? No Isaac Mizrahi or Joan and all?? No, and trust me, they can pretty much -- guarantee it.

You can read more here about this annual event, celebrating the year's best among the mystery and crime novels, short stories, screenplays, teleplays, etc., many of us have already seen or read, as well as know... and love.

And before I leave this week, I just want to post a quick reminder about our IWWG's upcoming :

Big Apple Conference
April 22-23(weekend)
with Anya Achtenberg (Saturday)
"Claiming Our Stories: The Power of
Autobiography and Autobiographical Fiction"
Open House: Meet the Authors/
Meet the Agents (Sunday)
Scandinavia House,
New York City

For more information, you can download a full brochure for this and other events at The International Women's Writing Guild events page at our website.

Make it a great weekend, all. Peace.

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